Haha oh my gosh, I really don’t want to be a unicorn in this case!!
So I figured it was something like this, though I could never have figured that out myself so thank you again for the help.
Yes, I am using an XLR cable (the one that came with the Rode) to connect the Solo and the Rode mic. It seems rather long. Is there a different XLR you recommend other than the one it came with?
I have a new macbook pro so no regular USB port. Only USB-C. I’ve actually tried hooking up the solo a few different ways.
One thing I’ve tried is using the cable that comes with the Scarlett solo and hooking it up to my computer with this adapter:
Seemed to work, but I also was having some issues initially when using the solo for the first time, where the solo seemed to be kind of coming in and out, meaning the green light was sort of blinking (gosh how do i describe this) - it didn’t seem like the strongest connection between the solo and my computer so I actually added this USB hub to the mix to try and give the Solo more power: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B5QGNS7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I believe it worked fine.
I also bought a USB-C to USB-C to plug the solo directly into my computer, and I do believe it worked fine the other day.
If my memory is correct, both of those methods worked fine without the beeping. The other night when I was having trouble with the beeping I actually switched the cables and tried both methods and both had the beeping.
So to answer your question, yes I did try a few different cables (as described above). I think there may be something wrong with the solo because it seemed a little finicky when I first used it (I know, not very descriptive), it seeded like the connection was wavering when I plugged it into the computer, essentially.
However after trying the cable connections listed above it did work and I was able to get a bunch of hours of recording out of it, so now I’m trying to figure out what happened.
I have unplugged everything, shut everything down and restarted. Knowing the cable setups I’ve tried, do you have a recommendation for which cables are best to use (even if it’s something I don’t have, I can certainly buy it) or any changes that might help solve the issue?
Thank you SO much for your help. I don’t think I could have finished my first audiobook without your help, you’ve given me great insight on other threads as well, again, thanks.